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we have a link on wisn.com and on our free app. toya: we are also following breaking news in the high-profile slender man case. one of two girls charged with stabbing their friend 19 times to honor the fictional character will enter an insanity plea. wisn 12 news kathy mykleby is in the newsroom following this developing story. kathy: a lot of new developments this afternoon. it goes back to 2014. morgan geyser and anissa weier were accused of repeatedly stabbing their friend after luring her into the woods. the girls were 12 at the time and say they were trying to please the fictional character slender man. their battle to move the cases from adult to juvenile court have failed. today the attorney for morgan geyser said she will plead not guilty due to a mental defect. also the judge appointed a madison psychologist not related to the case to perform the evaluation instead of the doctor morgan's attorney preferred. >> when you thought it was -- we thought it was important to
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her, evaluated her. kathy: attorneys for both girls are also seeking a change of venue. also that psychiatric evaluation for morgan geyser must be completed in 45 days. the next hearing is october 13. those results should be revealed then. toya. toya: thank you, kathy. tonight, we are also keeping an eye on the weather. showers and storms are headed our way right now. so let's get right over to chief meteorologist mark baden. mark, a rainy start to the high school football season. mark: it looks like some of that rain will move in this evening. a lot of you want to get outside and enjoy. temperatures are warm again, a nice evening right now, but we're watching showers to the west of us. we are try at the moment. i am watching the action in iowa, southwestern wisconsin. that will move in this evening. be ready for that. if you're heading out, temperatures around 80 degrees.
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showers and thunderstorms this evening. more on the rest of the weekend, coming up. toya: thank you, mark. you can track the forecast on-the-go this weekend with our free app. use the interactive radar to see when and where the rain will fall. we'll also send any severe weather alerts right to your cell phone. joyce: his store ransacked during the violent protests last weekend. tonight, the first charges are filed. three men accused of looting a liquor store near 49th and burleigh. that's where wisn 12 news nick bohr is live tonight. >> from the bp gast station we saw on fire. -- a bp gas on fire. as it burned, the owner of clark's liquor remotely watched his store surveillance video feed soon enough he watched as dozens of looters came through the front windows. paul spencer's clark's liquor store is back open but still recovering after dozens of people pillaged it early sunday. he calls the people seen on his store surveillance video some carrying out cases of liquor
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social unrest on some issue, then there are people who don't care about the issue. they can loot. they can steal. >> they weren't able to get behind the counter but as he , shows me the video says they caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage. >> most of it was broke. >> he doesn't blame his neighbors and he says he won't close. >> a riley's are out of work. the beauty place, they are out of work. my staff is not out of work. we won't be running out of town. >> the first three men charged durrell jones, joseph lindsey and devon love were in the store when police arrived in force.
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not expected to be the last. >> the investigation continues. >> the milwaukee police department telling us today that they have so far referred another 13 people to the district attorney's office for charges those cases are still being reviewed. joyce: thank you. if you want to read this story, there we will also post any updates. toya: a man's body is pulled from milwaukee river in lincoln park. emergency crews were called to an area on hampton avenue near milwaukee river parkway around 10:00 this morning. there is no word yet on who the man is or how he got there. as soon as we learn more information, we will bring that to you. new information on an overnight shooting in downtown milwaukee. it all happened on old world
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before 2:00 this morning. police say a 34-year-old man was shot during a fight. he then drove himself to 4th and kilbourn, where he flagged down a passing squad car. the man is o.k. the suspect ran away. joyce: there is major traffic alert you need to be aware of. eastbound i-94 will close completely near the zoo interchange starting at 11:00 tonight. it is not set to reopen until early sunday morning. wisn-12 news kent wainscott is at the zoo interchange. and kent, the shutdown is not because of any work happening on roadway. >> be more of staging area. this section of eastbound 94 is set to shut down for much of the weekend starting and about six hours from now. and it's all because of what will happen there, in mid-air, above the zoo interchange. wisconsin's busiest interchange is rising to new heights giant cranes will be moved into to set in place four of those enormous blue tub girders, as they're called. >> that actually holds the roadway up.
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northbound ramp in the zoo system, and construction project manager mark klipstein says the interstate has to be shutdown because the work will be happen -- far up above the roadway. >> they're going to be lifted up and then they're going to be air-spliced up in the air. this would have actually gone over eastbound 94 traffic, so we can't allow that to happen. >> it's playing out so high above to road, in fact, that it marks a milestone of sorts for the project. >> this system ramp is the highest in the interchan everything now. you're kind of seeing right now the top of the interchange going up. >> the high-point, perhaps, but nowhere near the end. in fact, when it comes to placing those huge ramp girders, it's not even one-fourth of way to finish line. >> we have about 140 sections of tub girders. we're probably on number 30 right now. we do have a lot more that we have to place. >> that east to northbound ramp
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but right now, what you need to know is that all eastbound traffic on i-94 will be detoured off the interstate to bluemound road or greenfield avenue from 11:00 tonight until 6:00 a.m. on sunday, weather permitting. joyce: thank you. for perspective, here is a before and after look at the project. to the left is what the interchange looked like before construction started. to the right is what it will be like when it's done. toya: house, another staffing shakeup in the donald trump campaign. his campaign chairman, paul manafort, resigned amid reports of previous work for pro-russia politicians in ukraine. trump visited the flooded areas of baton rouge, louisiana today with his running mate mike pence. >> they need a lot of help. what's happened here is incredible. nobody understands how bad it is. toya: the republican presidential nominee also released his first general
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battleground states of ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina and florida. within the hour, a judge has ordered hillary clinton to answer questions about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. they'll come from a conservative legal advocacy group. also today, the clinton foundation announced it will no longer accept corporate and foreign donations if she wins the white house. the changes come amid republican accusations that foundation donors received special favors during clinton's tenure as secretary of state. joyce: our streak of 80 degree days continues. toya: row, but that ends soon. mark: when the cold front arrives bringing a big drop next in weather watch 12. toya: tarnished gold. olympic swimmer ryan lochte changing his tune about the alleged robbery incident in rio. the latest twists in the scandal . plus the olive branch one , swimmer offered to smooth things over. joyce: and, a warning for pregnant woman tonight.
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joyce: an apology tonight from olympic swimmer ryan lochte. toya: the 12-time olympic medalist and several of his fellow swimmers could face charges for their robbery claims after a night out in rio. abc's marci gonzalez is following the new developments.
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now saying he's sorry after disputed claims that he and three teammates were robbed at gunpoint in rio. lochte posting online, "i want to apologize for my behavior last weekend weekend-for not , being more careful and candid in how i described the events ." he is referring to a confrontation at this gas station during which lochte initially told police and nbc the athletese armed men posing as police ryan . >> the guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it, put it to my forehead. >> but police in rio say the men were only approached by an armed gas station security guard after this, one of the swimmers pulling a sign off a wall one , breaking down the bathroom door. investigators claim the men were detained and forced to pay $50 to cover damages. brazilian officials say they're
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gunnar bentz and jack conger are now back in the u.s. jimmy feigen is still in rio but struck a deal to get his passport back after paying $11,000 to a charity. >> for ryan lochte, nothing, uh, meaning he's now here in the states. he's not gonna get extradited as a result of this. feigen is the one who really needs to be concerned because but in his apology, lochte went the conflict in accounts but in his apology, lochte went on to , say it was traumatic to be in a foreign country with a stranger pointing a gun adding, regardless, he should have been more responsible. toya: the international olympic committee has set up a disciplinary commission to investigate this specific incident. joyce: a health alert. the zika zone has expanded in florida and the centers for disease control is advising pregnant women not to travel to
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there are now five new cases there in which people were bitten by zika-infected mosquitoes. previously it was contained to the wynwood section in north miami. currently there are 36 cases of locally transmitted zika virus in florida the only place with this kind of transmission in the u.s. pregnant women, beware of what you eat. a new study finds pregnant women who eat foods high in fat and sugar increase the chances of their baby developing adhd. that's according to researchers from kings college london. the study found poor pre-natal nutrition influenced a particular gene which can lead to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and be experts say more studies are needed to confirm the link. toya: right now, we want to take a look what's coming up new tonight at 6:00. kathy mykleby is in the newsroom with a look ahead. kathy: tonight at 6:00, a man shot and killed outside a local now we've learned it was part of police station. now we've learned it was part of gun buy. 12 news' investigates how it all unfolded. and a symbol of support. , the company behind the billboard, sending a message of love, after a week of violence and unrest in milwaukee. it's all new tonight at 6:00. toya: highlighting more women in movies.
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festival. wisn 12 news melinda davenport was there to bring us a preview. >> it is dark right now, but later tonight the underground collaborative will be housing dozens of films and short movies all showcasing women for the very first time here in milwaukee. its bringing a new wave of filmmakers to the city. the one thing people have in common is a love of movies, of storytelling, and the desire to see something different. >> andrea thompson is the director of milwaukee's inaugural women's film festival. showcase films and shorts that are either directed by women, or feature at least one woman as the central character. she says, there are currently not enough. >> there is a shortage of them onscreen in that complex layered more realistic way. >> after each film, a q&a with the filmmakers, food, and wine. >> it is a fun time with hopefully a good group of people that are expecting to see something new. >> and the festival runs
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milwaukee. at the grand avenue mall, melinda davenport, wisn 12 news. toya: for a list of times and film showings, head to wisn.com and our 12 news app. joyce: it was a rainy morning around here. toya: we needed the rain. mark: we did. it was a nice rain. some places picked up a fair amount of rain. while with tosa, almost an inch and a quarter, franklin almost an inch -- wauwatosa, almost an inch and a quarter, franklin almost an inch. you can see the pockets, places
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the dells, three inches of rain. here is milwaukee. eight inches behind average. every time we get one of these rainstorms coming in, it falls apart before it gets here. we are abnormally dry across much of the area. we have more rain moving in tonight and during the day tomorrow. it is not a complete washout, but you need to be ready for the rain. this picture shows a line of showers and thunderstorms to the west of us. that will make it here. both rounds coming in tonight. that cold front will make a big difference on sunday with our temperatures, so our streak of 80 degrees plus will end tomorrow or sunday. scattered showers right now, a
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this is something we will watch closely. generally dry conditions for the next two hours or so, then we ramp up our chances for rain. this is from the top of the u.s. bank building looking back down into irish fest, ongoing right now. it is a ok as we speak, warm, sticky, but drive. later on this evening, showers and thunderstorms are possible. it stays warm throughout the night tonight and still mild tomorrow. was the high today p or water temperature in lake michigan, quite normandy. we have had relatively calm wind for an entire week. 80 degrees, showers and thunderstorms on saturday. 72 degrees as we clear it out on sunday. we will watch throughout the rest of the weekend as temperatures will be on the cooler side as we head into
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scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening. it's going to be raining at some point during the day on saturday. we are not getting through the whole day without seeing some rain. i don't think it will rain the entire time, but nonetheless be ready and have the umbrella handy. sunday, cloudy skies, then breaks in the overcast, and an isolated shower or two that kickoff after some sunshine, but sunday. storms likely on saturday. the timing is not great, but we still need more rain. cooler air moves in on sunday, 72. that will be the first time the entire month that our temperatures will be below average. 75 on monday. 82 on tuesday. we are back up into the 80's for the middle of the week and thunderstorm chances on wednesday and thursday.
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been. mark: the second warmest start we have had. the streak is 19 days of 80 degrees plus, and the record is 22 days. that was in 1921. joyce: thank you. new at 5:00, making sure kids are ready to return to school. toya: fairs kicked off today at north division high school. they're organized by the milwaukee health department. services at each fair include vaccinations, lead testing, vision and dental screenings. ,>> you are going to get good health education, nutrition, and have some fun too. you might even be able to get a haircut. toya: the second health fair is next friday at south division high school. it runs from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. free backpacks and school supplies will also be
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joyce: owners of businesses torch during last weeks of violence are deciding whether to rebuild a close. you are getting some help fighting robo calls. what tech giants are doing about the problem. that is all news tonight -- new tonight at 10:00. toya: still ahead, a story that might encourage you to get up and be active. >> it was a dream i always tell me that age was not a factor. joyce: an 80-year-old personal trainer. the secret behind her client recruitment and how she stays fit outside the gym. toya: then, we'll call it uber-lite, the car share service without someone behind the
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joyce: there's a good chance you recognize this house. it was made famous by the t.v. show the brady bunch. overnight an elderly woman who lives in the l.a. home says she scared off burglars who were ransacking the place. police said the suspects smashed the sliding glass door, ransacked the den, then smashed in the victim's bedroom door. when the woman woke up and turned on the light, the suspects ran away. toya: who robs the brady bunch house?
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somebody, but they did not get away with much. in a matter of weeks uber cars without a driver, will be picking up passengers. toya: the self driving cars are getting ready to launch in pittsburgh. right now cars are equipped with cameras, radar, gps receivers and laser scanners to collect mapping data. for the time being a trained driver will sit in the drivers seat monitoring the ride. as cool as this might seem not everyone is on board. >> i don't know if i feel safe, a robot versus a human. >> it's taking away jobs. toya: customers won't be able to specifically request a self-driving vehicle. i wonder if that means you can request a driver vehicle? for the time being, there will be someone behind the wheel. next an 80-year-old personal , trainer is proving to be an inspiration. joyce: terry zoubul is one of central indiana's oldest
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just a few years ago, well past retirement. clients and coworkers call her an inspiration. she also brings in clients that would usually be too intimidated to train. >> i also have to stay young in here because most of the coaches are 25, 28 years old, and i have to keep up with them and do my share, work on the machines. i keep up. i have no problem. joyce: zoubul averages at least
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feingold: that's my grandfather with a brand new truck. it was one of the first to come out of this plant in 1923. but today, too many good manufacturing jobs are shipped away because of a tax code that actually rewards companies for exporting jobs. let's close the corporate loopholes- that will save taxpayer money and help business create jobs here. i'm russ feingold and i approve this message because we don't need an economy that works only for ceos,
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milwaukee students. wisn 12 has again partnered with the salvation army and mps for the class act phone bank tuesday and wednesday. call in donations to buy back packs and much needed supplies. you can also help us and our radio partners wklh stuff the bus by dropping of school supplies to the walgreens at mayfair road and north avenue on wednesday. you can even donate now by texting class act, one word, to 4-1-4-4-4 or click the link in
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many ways between now and then that you can give. tonight, several breaking stories as we come on. gold medalist ryan lochte breaks his silence. tonight, the apology -- 24 hours after this surveillance was revealed. and for the first time, michael phelps is asked about his teammate and the scandal. also breaking tonight, donald trump moments ago taking aim at president obama. asking why he's golfing instead of visiting the disaster in the south. just hours after trump toured the flood zone himself. the friday rush hour nightmare. the deadly collision. two buses crashing into each other. for the first time, we take you inside the fire zone tonight. moving at stunning speed, east of los angeles on the way to vegas. nearly 100 homes burned to the ground.
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